Lukashenka has not been invited to the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg.
Six guest countries, including Kazakhstan, have been invited to the G20 Summit in St Petersburg in addition to the heads of state and government of the Group of Twenty nations.
“Putin signed invitations to the heads of state and government to the summit St Petersburg and also invited international organisations and outreach countries,” Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, said adding that the rules allow the hosting country to invite non-members of the G20, AFN news agency reports.
Peskov said Kazakhstan was invited as a representative of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Customs Union. Other outreach participants are Spain (as a permanent participant of G20 summits), Ethiopia (as the country holding the presidency of the African Union in 2013), Senegal (as the country holding the presidency of the New Partnership for Africa's Development in 2013), Brunei (as the country holding the presidency of ASEAN) and Singapore (as the country presiding over the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee and president of the Global Governance Group 3G).
Seven international organisations – the UN, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Stability Board, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the WTO and the ILO – were invited, Peskov says.
It should be reminded that Lukashenka didn't meet with Putin in Sochi recently.